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Is HHS’ Proposal to Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payments a Step Back from Value-Based Care? Many Healthcare Experts Say No

August 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Does HHS’s proposal to eliminate mandatory bundled payments signal that CMS is taking its foot off the accelerator in the movement to advanced alternative payment models? Some healthcare experts say no, as value-based payment models continue to drive forward.

Leveraging Data and Technology to Advance Enterprise-Wide Pharmacy Operations

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As the healthcare landscape undergoes accelerating change, almost every clinical and operational area within health systems must evolve to keep pace, including pharmacy operations. One health system is leveraging technology and data to help them better manage...

PODCAST: Health IT Analysts React to Biden, Faulkner, and Patients’ Access to Medical Records

August 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, two health IT analysts talk about how Judy Faulkner’s comments to Joe Biden landed, what level of access and ownership patients should have over their data, the role of vendors, and more.

BREAKING: Industry Analysts React as Allscripts Pays $185 Million for McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions

August 3, 2017  |  David Raths and Rajiv Leventhal
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Chicago-based Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced it has agreed to pay approximately $185 million in cash to acquire McKesson’s (NYSE:MCK) hospital and health system IT business, Enterprise Information Solutions.

Analysis: MSSP ACOs Should Take on Greater Financial Risk

August 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) would have earned an additional net payments of $886 million in 2015 if they had assumed greater financial risk, according to a recent analysis from Washington, D.C...

80% of Healthcare Execs Confident in Future of Population Health Despite Political Uncertainty

August 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 80 percent of healthcare executives feel that the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not caused them to pause or otherwise change their approach to population health management.

Report: EHR Installs Carry Significant Financial Risks for Hospitals

July 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Implementing new electronic medical record (EMR) systems carries tremendous financial risk and hospitals run the risk of incurring operating losses, lower patient volumes and receivables write-offs if there are problems with adoption of a new EMR system,...

New Perspectives on the Meaning of Success—As MD Group Leaders Forge Ahead Into Risk

July 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sometimes, even a book’s title and book-jacket copy can be riveting. In one case, it reminded me of how pioneering medical groups are transforming their organizations in order to take on financial risk.

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Will Proposed Changes to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Save Safety-Net Hospitals From Further Penalties?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two senior leaders at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation speak to Healthcare Informatics regarding the impact of a recent CMS rule that could shake up the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Report: Epic Far Outperforms Other Practice Management Vendors in Overall Satisfaction

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research finds that practice management (PM) solutions vendors are struggling to provide consistent experience across practice size.

Senators Urge CMS to Recover MU Overpayments

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two U.S. senators are advocating for CMS to recover meaningful use overpayments that the government mistakenly doled out over a recent three-year span, as estimated in a recent report from OIG.

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